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1988 Buick Riviera (model since mid-year 1987 for North America U.S.) specifications & performance data review

Specs datasheet with technical data and performance data plus an analysis of the direct market competition of Buick Riviera in 1988 the model with 2-door notchback coupe body and V-6 3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui engine size, 123 kW / 167 PS / 165 hp (SAE net) of power, 4-speed automatic powertrain offered since mid-year 1987 for North America U.S.. Specifications listing with fuel economy, top speed, performance factory data and ProfessCars™ estimation: this Buick would accelerate 0-60 mph in 10.4 sec, 0-100 km/h in 11.1 sec, 0-200 km/h in 120.4 sec and quarter mile time is 17.7 sec.

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How much horsepower ? What engine size ? What dimensions ? - Specifications Table

Identification data

Buick Riviera
as offered for the year 1988 since mid-year 1987 in North America U.S.

Production/sales period of cars with this particular specs:

mid-year 1987 - mid-year 1988

Modelyears:

1988

Country of origin:

USA

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Make:

Buick

Model:

Riviera 7th generation

1986-1993

Submodel:

Riviera 7th-gen. Coupe

1986-1993

Optional equipment:

EEC segmentation:

S (sport cars)

Subsegment:

S-C-L (luxury coupes)

Class:

grand tourer

Body style:

notchback coupe

Doors:

2

Traction:

FWD (front-wheel drive)

Basic dimensions

Length:

4755 mm / 187.2 in

Width:

1821 mm / 71.7 in

Wheelbase:

2743 mm / 108 in

Claimed EPA passenger volume:

Calculated EPA passenger volume:

98.9 cu ft / 2.8 m3

Fuel capacity:

71 liter / 18.8 U.S. gal / 15.6 imp. gal

Drag coefficient (Cw-Wert):

Cd claimed:

0.36

Cd estimated by a-c:



Inside and outside dimensions, turning circle, track, trunk, cargo volume, capacities, etc. - click the button below:

Weights

Curb weight (without a driver):

1526 kg / 3364 lbs

Weight distribution f/r (%):

Dry weight:

Shipping weight:

Curb weight estimated:

Gross vehicle weight rating GVWR:

Payload:

Payload estimated:

Sales markets

Markets, where cars with this particular specifications were sold:

North America

U.S.

Related models:

Engine specifications

Engine manufacturer:

GM Buick V-6 231 (3800)

Engine type:

spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type:

petrol (gasoline)

Fuel system:

indirect injection

Charge system:

naturally aspirated

Valves per cylinder:

2

Valves timing:

Additional features:

sequential fuel injection

Emission control:

Emission standard:

Cylinders alignment:

V 6

Displacement:

3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui

What power?

Horsepower net:

123 kW / 167 PS / 165 hp (SAE net)

Torque net:

285 Nm / 210 ft-lb

Horsepower gross:

Torque gross:

Car power to weight ratio net:

80.6 watt/kg / 36.6 watt/lb

Car weight to power ratio net:

12.4 kg/kW / 9.1 kg/PS / 20.4 lbs/hp

Full engine data: horsepower/torque rpm, etc. - click the button below:


Check:
1988 Buick Riviera Engine Horsepower/ Torque Curve

Transmission specifications

Gearbox:

GM Turbo Hydramatic THM 440-T4 (4T60)

Transmission type:

automatic

Number of gears:

4

Complete transmission data: gear ratios, final drive, etc. - click the button below:


Tire size:

1988 Buick Riviera standard and alternative wheel and tire sizes

How fast is this car ? What top speed ? How much fuel ? - Performance Data

Factory claim

Top speed:

0-60 mph (sec):

0-100 km/h (sec):

0-1/4 mile (sec):

0-1 km (sec):



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Fuel consumption:


ECE 90/120/city (comb.):

EU/ADR82 urban/extra-urban/comb.:

EPA city/highway (combined):

19 / 29 (22) mpg (U.S.)

12.4 / 8.1 (10.7) l/100km

22.7 / 34.7 (26.3) mpg (imp.)

8.1 / 12.3 (9.4) km/l

EPA-2008 city/highway:

(combined)

AS2877 city/highway:

CND FTP city/highway:

NBR7024 city/highway/comb.:

60-mode:

10-15 mode:

JC08 mode:

Emission:

© automobile-catalog.com ProfessCars™ estimation
(the car with basic curb weight, full fuel tank and 90 kg (200 lbs) load)

Top speed:

204 km/h / 127 mph

(theor. without speed governor)


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Accelerations:


0-80 km/h (sec):

7.1

0-100 km/h (sec):

11.1

0-160 km/h (sec):

30.1

0-200 km/h (sec):

120.4

0-300 km/h (sec):

0-50 mph (sec):

7.2

0-60 mph (sec):

10.4

0-100 mph (sec):

30.7

0-150 mph (sec):

0-200 mph (sec):


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Drag times:


0- 1/4mile (sec):

17.7

0- 1km (sec):

31.9

Full performance data, accelerations chart, acceleration on gears, speed range on gears, overtaking factors etc. or to add this car to comparison - click one of the buttons below:




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Fuel consumption

simulation based on the European type of traffic

(mileage)

extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:


l/100km:

8.9-11.6 / 15.3-19.9 / 10.1-13.1 / 12.9

mpg (imp.):

24.4-31.7 / 14.2-18.5 / 21.5-28 / 21.8

mpg (U.S.):

20.3-26.4 / 11.8-15.4 / 17.9-23.3 / 18.1

km/l:

8.6-11.2 / 5-6.5 / 7.6-9.9 / 7.7


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Driving range

(km / miles on tank)

extra-urban:

615-800 km / 380-495 miles

city:

355-465 km / 220-290 miles

highway:

540-705 km / 335-435 miles

average combined:

548 km / 340 miles


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Examples of the direct competition of Buick Riviera in 1988:

(all performance data from ProfessCars™ simulation, top speed theor. without speed governor)


The same class cars with similar kind of fuel, power and type of transmission:

1988 Nissan Leopard Ultima Grand Selection
Japan
3-litre / 181 cui
136 kW / 185 PS / 182 hp (JIS net)

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1988 Nissan Leopard XS-II
Japan
2-litre / 122 cui
114 kW / 155 PS / 153 hp (JIS net)

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1988 Nissan Leopard Ultima
Japan
3-litre / 181 cui
136 kW / 185 PS / 182 hp (JIS net)

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1988 Buick Le Sabre Limited Coupe 3800
North America U.S.
3.8-litre / 231 cui
123 kW / 167 PS / 165 hp (SAE net)

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1988 Buick Le Sabre Coupe 3800
North America U.S.
3.8-litre / 231 cui
123 kW / 167 PS / 165 hp (SAE net)

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1988 Buick Le Sabre T Type Coupe
North America U.S.
3.8-litre / 231 cui
123 kW / 167 PS / 165 hp (SAE net)

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1988 Buick Le Sabre Limited Coupe
North America U.S.
3.8-litre / 231 cui
112 kW / 152 PS / 150 hp (SAE net)

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1988 Buick Le Sabre Coupe
North America U.S.
3.8-litre / 231 cui
112 kW / 152 PS / 150 hp (SAE net)

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The same class cars with similar performance (1/4 mile times) and kind of fuel, with manual transmission:

1988 Honda Accord LXi Coupe
North America
203 km/h / 126 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 17.3 s
est. 0-1 km 31.5 s
est. 0-60 mph 9.8 s
est. 0-100 km/h 10.4 s

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The same class cars with similar performance (1/4 mile times) and kind of fuel, with automatic or automatized transmission:

1988 Nissan Leopard XS-II
Japan
199 km/h / 124 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 17.3 s
est. 0-1 km 31.6 s
est. 0-60 mph 9.7 s
est. 0-100 km/h 10.3 s

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1988 Honda Accord LXi Coupe automatic
North America
194 km/h / 121 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 18.1 s
est. 0-1 km 32.7 s
est. 0-60 mph 10.9 s
est. 0-100 km/h 11.5 s

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1988 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport VR Coupe automatic overdrive
North America U.S.
178 km/h / 111 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 18 s
est. 0-1 km 33.2 s
est. 0-60 mph 10.9 s
est. 0-100 km/h 11.5 s

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1988 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport VR Coupe automatic
North America U.S.
187 km/h / 116 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 17.9 s
est. 0-1 km 33.3 s
est. 0-60 mph 11.2 s
est. 0-100 km/h 11.8 s

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1988 Honda Accord Coupe
Japan
191 km/h / 119 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 18.1 s
est. 0-1 km 32.8 s
est. 0-60 mph 10.9 s
est. 0-100 km/h 11.5 s

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1988 Buick Le Sabre Limited Coupe 3800
North America U.S.
195 km/h / 121 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 17.6 s
est. 0-1 km 31.7 s
est. 0-60 mph 10.1 s
est. 0-100 km/h 10.8 s

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1988 Buick Le Sabre Coupe 3800
North America U.S.
196 km/h / 122 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 17.5 s
est. 0-1 km 31.5 s
est. 0-60 mph 10 s
est. 0-100 km/h 10.6 s

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1988 Buick Le Sabre T Type Coupe
North America U.S.
199 km/h / 124 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 17.3 s
est. 0-1 km 31.4 s
est. 0-60 mph 9.8 s
est. 0-100 km/h 10.4 s

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